Hey Vic City,
The CrossFit Invitational is an annual event that, like the Games, has continued to develop over the years. In 2012, the Invitational featured Team USA vs. Team Europe. With USA dominating the inaugural competition, it was changed to be USA vs. the World in 2013, with team World upsetting the United States. Since 2014, the format now features four teams - USA, Canada, Europe, and Pacific - each comprised of 2 men and 2 women, who will battle it out for the title. Team USA won it all in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, the event was hosted in Canada, however, the Canadian team ending up placing last, and Europe took their first victory.
In 2017, Team Canada brings back 3 out of 4 members from their 2016 roster, combining two podium male athletes, Brent Fikowski and Patrick Vellner, with Games veterans, Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault and Alessandra Pichelli.
All the action this year will take place in Australia, and the one-day competition happens on Saturday, November 4th at 10pm PST. You can stream the action live online on games.crossfit.com or on the CrossFit YouTube channel.
Here is a quick interview with Brent Fikowski talking CrossFit Invitational.
Training Wednesday - Thursday
WARM-UP: 4 rounds, E90s of 8 power cleans, 6-10 pushups. Add weight to power cleans as needed each round
WOD: Clean and Press
This wod is comprised of two strength movements - power clean and bench press. Your best weights from both movements will be added together for your score. Make sure to keep your reps clean and don't go too hard on the bench as we haven't done it for a while!
Coaches may start you at different lifts for bigger classes
5 attempts E2M to achieve a 3 rep touch and go power clean
Rest 5 min, clear bars, warm up for bench press
5 attempts E2M to achieve a 5 rep max bench press
Scale movements as needed to work around injuries
CASH-OUT: Row 1k for time - check leaderboard for scores to beat!